The event, which involved staff from all the Volvo Group companies and support services, saw four teams of 10-people in a head-to-head battle pulling trucks over a 100m course. The trucks, a Renault Range T and a Volvo FM, both tractor units normally seen hauling goods around the country, provided a stern test for the participating employees, who put their backs and calf muscles on the line in damp and slippery conditions.
Sharon Kerrie Millar, the organiser of the truck pull and a driving force behind fund raising for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital said: “The involvement of colleagues from across the Volvo Group offices was brilliant. We had staff from Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks, Volvo Bus, Road Crew, Volvo Penta, Mitie, Integral, Group Accounts and Volvo Financial Services. All took time out during their lunch break to take part in this truck pull and help us raise another £700 for such a worthy cause. All I can really say is ‘thank you’!”